In the digital era, businesses in every industry are becoming technology companies. New business models such as
“product as a service” (in which traditional manufacturers and distributors are driving new revenue streams by
integrating software-based services into their offerings) and new operational models, such as collaboration, social
business, and mobile platforms, mean that nearly every company is deriving at least part of its revenue from cloudbased
So, why are so many of these new cloud solution providers building their businesses on shaky foundations? The
truth is, when your business is based in the cloud, you need more than on-demand leased compute and storage
capacity. You need a cloud that is enterprise-grade, secure, and resilient. Equally important—and overlooked by
too many cloud solution providers—you need a cloud platform that is able to grow your business into the future,
supporting next-generation functionality like Artificial Intelligence (AI). No matter wh
Published By: New Relic
Published Date: Apr 07, 2015
It’s all too easy for CIOs and technology management to build a strategy around any new technology area that is focused on delivering lower technology costs and greater operational efficiency. However, to get your cloud strategy right, you have to learn to move away from measuring the success of change against technology management care-abouts and focus on the priorities of the business. Forrester’s Business Technographics® surveys show a stark disconnect between technology management’s and the business’ desired outcomes from cloud computing; embracing the shift to cloud services means driving and measuring its success against metrics defined by the business before those of IT. This report outlines the strategic plan of Forrester’s solution for CIOs working on cloud computing. This report is designed to help you onboard the business to your cloud strategy.
The client, under a managed services contract for infrastructure services, was dissatisfied with the existing service provider due to stagnant quality of support, lack of innovation and inferior/ deteriorating end user. They wanted reduced downtime and optimal operational metric, and enhanced end-user experience. LTI helped in executing a series of interventions as part of the “Amplified Outcomes” support model.
a. 30% reduction in TCO
b. 65% reduction in alerts
c. 70% reduction in P1 tickets
The need to simplify IT complexity has created a whole new market for converged infrastructure solutions that bring together servers, storage, networking, and systems software into a unified solution that is easier to deploy and manage. While these solutions can indeed help reduce operational costs and increase agility, Oracle believes there is a better approach.
"With the introduction of Oracle Database In-Memory and servers with the SPARC S7 and SPARC M7 processors Oracle delivers an architecture where analytics are run on live operational databases and not on data subsets in data warehouses. Decision-making is much faster and more accurate because the data is not a stale subset. And for those moving enterprise applications to the cloud, Real-time analytics of the SPARC S7 and SPARC M7 processors are available both in a private cloud on SPARC servers or in Oracle’s Public cloud in the SPARC cloud compute service.
Moving to the Oracle Public Cloud does not compromise the benefits of SPARC solutions. Some examples of utilizing real time data for business decisions include: analysis of supply chain data for order fulfillment and supply optimization, analysis of customer purchase history for real time recommendations to customers using online purchasing systems, etc.
CenturyLink needed to optimize operational cycle time and save money within its IT setup, including reducing time to deploy applications. The company migrated from Oracle to Red Hat and selected Red Hat JBoss Fuse to integrate its applications and incoming data. The new solution has increased IT agility while lowering costs.
i. Brief – US based automobile had no asset management and CMDB discovery which lead to longer procurement lifecycles. LTI implemented end to end ServiceNow and operational support using global delivery model. Also helped in optimising integrations after reviewing license consumptions which then helped in reducing the process implementation to mere 2.5 months
1. Hybrid process governance helped reduction in TCO by 25%
2. Reduction in number of licenses by 20% using integration with SharePoint
To help their business clients unleash innovation and support growth, IT teams need to evolve to a modern data center that is virtualized, software defined and automated, with a consistent operational model for infrastructure and application delivery.
In this collection of case studies, we reveal how companies are building more agile, innovative businesses based on VMware solutions.
While NFV remains both technically and business relevant today, many communications service providers (CoSPs) have found implementation very complex. NFV implementation will require further evolution in order to fully address operational and business requirements. This white paper reviews factors currently driving the network virtualization evolution and examines the impact of adopting an innovative model based on software and hardware disaggregation.
After buzzing Industry 4.0 all over the media by all OT and IT experts, today, a few key concepts seem to unveil the potential that the industry believes is behind Industry 4.0. These include: Smart Machines, Smart Factory, cyber physical systems, Everything-as-a-Service and a few technologies like OPC UA, cloud and data analytics.
Clearly, they are the innovation drivers and must-haves for every vendor of automation products that want to be recognized as leaders or challengers. Sooner or later they will become standards and used by followers and niche players, but the key question for the market of automation suppliers is not who is first in developing and providing all the nice concepts and technologies, but who is creating and combining them in the right way so that they can be turned into new revenue streams.
We keep in mind that competitive advantages can be achieved through increasing operational efficiency, but the better way is through strategic uniqueness. Companies which ar
Private cloud computing can better align IT with business concerns by making IT efficient, responsive, and cost-effective. Learn how to start your private cloud with automation and orchestration to gain operational efficiency and financial benefits.
When Carnegie Mellon University required a way to automatically update and securely store privileged account passwords, the IT group turned to Lieberman Software. Lieberman's Enterprise Random Password Manager was operational in less than one day.
"In the paper, “Integrate Big Data into Your Business Processes and Enterprise Systems” you’ll learn how to drive maximum value with an enterprise approach to Big Data. Topics discussed include:
• How to ensure that your Big Data projects will drive clearly defined business value
• The operational challenges each Big Data initiative must address
• The importance of using an enterprise approach for Hadoop batch processing
If you’re like everyone else in HR today, you’re probably thinking about how your organisation can handle data better. Maybe your executives want the power to make data-driven decisions from comprehensive workforce analytics. Perhaps you’d like to streamline the efficiency of your HR operation or put more actionable information in the hands of your line managers and employees. With the elixHR Platform, you can integrate your HR data and processes so your people can access information quickly and easily, and make better decisions. You can also lower your operational costs because you can increase efficiency and eliminate the need to replace HR systems that you already have in place.
Published By: Steelwedge
Published Date: May 12, 2014
7 critical factors for developing an integrated business process that drives collaboration and unied focus across multiple divisions and departments to align operational planning with financial planning.
Driving Change of Property and Casualty – Transform Your Customer Experience
INSURERS ARE UNDERSTANDABLY EAGER to differentiate customer experience by automating mobile workforce management—especially when they can also cut operational costs, reduce carbon footprint, and streamline catastrophe response in the process. But this profound transformation in the daily lives of field claims and other mobile workers must be managed carefully to maximize benefits while minimizing disruption for all stakeholders.
Digital transformation is the process of creating value, growth, and competitive advantage through new offerings, business models, and business relationships that are data centric and data driven. It’s about changing the way that business gets done. This transformation also places IT at the forefront when making strategic business decisions related to redefining business processes and operational efficiencies, shifting work and employee productivity, changing customer relationships, increasing buyer loyalty, and transforming product and service revenue streams. IDC believes that IT organizations must assume a critical role in the forthcoming digital reinvention by assuming the position of being a critical business innovation platform.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
Digital information has quickly become the lifeblood of business success, enabling firms to become more operationally efficient and to better serve their customers. As companies seek to harness their data in new ways, the infrastructure that houses that data can falter under the strain. In response, new innovations have emerged to help address the concerns of managing and protecting these increasingly important data capacities. While some vendors focus innovation development on software alone and allow the hardware to remain commodity, Dell Technologies is delivering some impressive hardware innovation with Isilon’s next generation hardware to complement its software’s disruptive capabilities.
Lenovo® Flex System™ — powered by Intel® Xeon® processors — is the newest blade infrastructure design with the attributes that support soft ware-defi ned infrastructure and virtualization better than any competitor.
It delivers key benefits better than any competitor:
• Reduces capital and operational costs with consistent hardware/software deployment and the ability to simply scale workloads with the highest VM capacity and performance.
• Increases agility with simplified rapid deployment and ongoing management to add, change, or move workloads with their associated resources.
• Improves efficiency and increases space, power, and cooling with the leading compute, storage, and network density.
Sponsored by Lenovo® and Intel®"
VMware AirWatch® features a new – and more efficient – approach to Windows lifecycle management across any use case – whether deploying the OS to your remote workers, onboarding employees’ BYO machines, corporate deployments across your branch offices or managing a special line of business terminal. The unified endpoint management technologies fundamentally changes how organizations approach PC lifecycle management, allowing IT to deploy security patches and remediate vulnerabilities faster, install software more reliably and quickly and consolidate operational processes across devices on or off the domain.